What You Need:
- 1 small or medium banana
- 1 large egg
- Olive oil or coconut oil
What You Do:
- Have your child smash the banana with a fork.
- Blend the egg in with the banana. Tip: Pasteurized eggs have two to four times more Vitamin A and D than unpasteurized eggs.
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Ask your child to spoon a small amount of the mixture to the pan. Dollar-sized pancakes are perfect for younger kids and easier to flip.
- Cook on medium heat for a couple of minutes, until the bottom is golden brown and starts to sizzle.
- Have your child flip it over carefully with a spatula and cook the batter through.
- Set it aside on a plate and cook the rest of the batter.
- Enjoy your pancakes alone or with a little syrup and a side of sausage! Yum!
Grain add-in option: An equally delicious twist to this recipe is to mix in half a cup of cooked wild rice, ½ teaspoon of baking soda and a pinch of salt. Cook as directed as above. The addition of wild rice makes for a slightly heartier dish with great texture.
Fun fact: The banana tree isn’t really a tree; it is the world’s largest herb!
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Recipe courtesy of Marlese Ramirez-Carroll, Nutrition Consultant